Thomas Salzano: Short Poems Expressing Grief and Consolation

You need something or someone to comfort you when in grief because expressing sad emotions are as important as your happy side,” says Thomas Salzano, a renowned poet. To vent out your emotions you need a medium to express and poems can be one such medium.

The connection you form with the thoughts and feelings expressed in a poem makes it easy for you to vent out the sad emotions. In this post today Thomas Salzano has shared some amazing poems on loss, grief and consolation that people going through a tough time can relate to and find a way to express what they feel.

  • Token Loss by Key Ryan

To the dragon

any loss is

total. His rest

is disrupted

if a single


goblet has

been stolen.

The circle

of himself

in the nest

of his gold

has been

Broken. No

loss is token.

  • Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf,

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day

Nothing gold can stay.

  • Separation by W.S. Merwin

Your absence has gone through me

Like thread through a needle.

Everything I do is stitched with its color.

  • The Window by Rumi

Your body is away from me

but there is a window open

from my heart to yours.

From this window, like the moon

I keep sending news secretly.

These are some of the short poems on grief, loss and consolation that Thomas Salzano feels best describes the feeling of loss. Readers generally look at short poems on grief and consolation to express what they feel and to share the loss with their family and friends.